Raïka, the first abandoned dog of the summer

The 30 million d’Amis de la Tuilerie refuge (77) was facing its first abandonment of the summer. Raïka was dropped off at the shelter by her master a few days ago. The reason ? Going on holiday … Like every summer, the 30 Million Friends Foundation warns of mass apostasy with dramatic consequences and reminds us that it is possible – and easy! – to go on holiday with his companion.

In a matter of hours, Raika’s life has changed. She was abandoned by her master at the 30 Millions d’Amis de La Tuilerie refuge in Saint-Hilliers (77). In a video the man sent to the 30 Million Friends Foundation, the photos show a happy and visibly loved dog playing ball in the open air. A fleeting happiness …

Abandoned at the shelter … due to vacation

Raika’s owner explained to our team that he could no longer take care of his dog … because she was going on vacation! The poor survivor remained worn out for three days in his box, trembling and visibly traumatized by the situation. But thanks to our team, she’s better today. Now reassured and refreshed, she is waiting for a loving family and this time … for life!

Raïka fell down, a few minutes after being abandoned by her master … taken on vacation. © 30 Million Friends Foundation

By choosing to bring her dog to the shelter, Raïka’s master will – at least – have given her the best chance of being adopted by a loving family. ” Even if you no longer want your companion, at least have the courage to take your action in bringing the one who has been a part of your life to a place of refuge.begging the president of the 30 Million Friends Foundation, Reha Hutin. Thus, you will be able to communicate to the caretakers all the essential information about the animal, which will be able to facilitate its future adoption. Those who, despite this warning, risk leaving their animals, are punished with 3 years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros under the law of 30. November 2021, which aims to combat animal cruelty (compared to 2 years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros before noon). The sentence was increased to 4 years in prison and a fine of 60,000 euros for abandonment on the public road, which now constitutes an aggravating circumstance.

Thousands of dogs and cats abandoned each summer

Even if you do not want your buddy anymore, at least have the courage to take him to a shelter.

Reha Hutin

The abandonment on a public road poses an imminent danger to the life of the animal, which is particularly at risk of being hit by a vehicle. When taken to the pound, the poor animal also risks killing if it is not claimed by its master within a legal period of 8 working days or cannot be picked up at a shelter.

If the law allows shelters to collect these survivors, in practice most establishments are already saturated. Faced with the many abandonments that precede the summer season, these structures unfortunately cannot accommodate all the thousands of animals in need.

It’s easy to go on holiday with your pet!

30 Million Friends Foundation keeps reminding us: it is possible to spend happy and peaceful holidays with your pet! Its 100% digital and free platform “nosvacancesentreamis.com” shows all the advice and “pet friendly” addresses that are useful for holidaymakers. Some masters have understood this well by sharing their most beautiful moments of participation on social networks via #vacancesentreamis. And those who can not leave with their pets even have access to a list of pensions, carefully selected by Le Petit Futé®. So say #NONALABANDON this summer.

To meet Raïka, do not hesitate to contact the Tuilerie Refuge in Saint-Hilliers in the Seine-et-Marne at

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